Nand Ghar to Celebrate India’s Cultural Diversity and its Social Impact Initiatives at Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Jaipur Literature Festival 2024
Jaipur, February 01, 2024 – Nand Ghar, the flagship project of Anil Agarwal Foundation’s (AAF) will take centre stage as the ‘Social Impact Partner’ at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Jaipur Literature Festival 2024 to celebrate and showcase India’s cultural diversity and its social impact endeavours focussing on rural women and children. Going beyond its core mission of enhancing early childhood education, health and nutrition accessibility, Nand Ghar aims to infuse the festival with the colours and traditions of Rajasthan and highlight the importance of inclusive development of women and local artisans, and fostering self-help groups, through which AAF and Nand Ghar have transformed the lives of many in the state and beyond.
As part of this collaboration, AAF is introducing the Nand Ghar Bagaan, a dynamic and culturally vibrant experience centre at Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Jaipur Literature Festival. The Nand Ghar Bagaan will serve as a focal point for celebrating India’s cultural diversity through specially curated activities. This dynamic hub will not only showcase rural life through events which will give festival-goers a peek into cultural performances, local delicacies and crafts, but it will also serve as a platform for skill development workshops. These workshops will engage participants with hands-on experiences, fostering an understanding of traditional crafts and skills.
Nand Ghar, renowned for its innovative approach to Anganwadis, serves as dual-purpose centres that provide pre-school education for children in the morning and skill development programs for women in the afternoon. As part of the collaboration, Nand Ghar’s skilling initiatives will come to life through workshops on Candle Making, Block Printing, Puppetry, Bandhani & Tie-Dye, Book-Mark & Painting, Khartal Playing and Safa Turban Tying, amongst others. The Nand Ghar Bagaan will also promote the role of Women’s Self-Help Groups by showcasing a Cooking Workshop for Indigenous Recipes such as millet laddoos and display products made by them.
Sharing more about the association Ms. Priya Agarwal Hebbar, Chairperson, Hindustan Zinc Ltd & Non-Executive Director, Vedanta Ltd, who anchors social impact initiatives under AAF said, “Through this collaboration, we hope to create awareness around the importance of skilling, nutrition, and grassroots level healthcare in the journey towards a Viksit Bharat. Our dream at AAF is to transform the 14 lakh Anganwadis across the country into Nand Ghars. We’ve begun well with over 5800+ centres in over 14 states across India, Nand Ghar has already impacted the lives of more than 2.25 lakh children and empowered over 1.7 lakh women. We hope to build partnerships and create a sustainable and modern network of Anganwadis in India”.
The Nand Ghar Bagaan will also feature captivating performances by Kalbelia dancers and local bands alongwith activities such as henna painting. Moreover, the Bagaan will also host a series of sessions of Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Series Jaipur Literature Fest line-up on themes ranging from mythology, wellness, communication strategy, benefits of indigenous food and more.
Visitors can take part in this immersive experience at Jaipur’s Hotel Clarks Amer from 1st – 5th February, 2024.
About Anil Agarwal Foundation:
The Anil Agarwal Foundation is the umbrella entity for Vedanta’s community and social initiatives. The focus areas of the Foundation are Healthcare, Women and Child development, Animal Welfare Projects, and Sports Initiatives. Anil Agarwal Foundation aims to empower communities, transform lives, and facilitate nation building through sustainable and inclusive growth. The Foundation has pledged Rs 5000 crore across five years on various social impact programs.
For more information, visit: https://www.anilagarwalfoundation.org
About Nand Ghar:
Nand Ghar, a flagship social impact project under the Anil Agarwal Foundation, is a model project working towards strengthening the Anganwadi ecosystem of the country. The 5800+ Nand Ghars are the enabler of change and sustainable development with a presence in 14 states across India and currently impacting more than 2.25 lakh children and 1.7 lakh women. Set up in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD), Nand Ghars are modernized ‘Anganwadis’ working to eradicate malnutrition among children, provide pre-primary education, primary healthcare, and empower rural women through skill training. Nand Ghars, the state-of-the-art Anganwadis, aims to transform the lives of 7 crore children and 2 crore women across the 13.7 lakh Anganwadis across the country. Nand Ghars are equipped with solar panels to ensure 24×7 electricity, water purifiers, clean toilets, and smart television sets, and have become a model resource center for the local communities. Pre-school education is provided to children in the age group of 3-6 years. Nutritious meals, multi millet nutri-bars and take-home rations are being provided for children and pregnant and lactating women. Primary healthcare services are rendered through mobile health vans and telemedicine services, and women are empowered through skilling and enterprise development.